Laura Parkinson (stormfeather) wrote,
Laura Parkinson

BPAL: Final bout with Batch #3

Actually I finished the sniff-test like last night for these, but just been hella busy and haven't wanted to sit down to type this all out at one time.

And because my brain is fried by now and I did all these fairly quickly and like finished a day ago, they probably won't be too detailed:

Black Phoenix - "Our signature oil. A dark, languid scent. Promotes hedonistic tendencies and extreme self-love. You won't stop kissing mirrors for a month."

This was the first one I tried for this mini-batch, and one that I'd ordered and... I... don't even really remember how it was. -_- Obviously it didn't exactly make a burning impression on my mind, for better or worse. I'm thinking it was a vaguely musky scent that I was slightly negative toward, but I'm not even sure about that, already. At the very least, it didn't work as advertised on the first tryout. Nary a kiss of a mirror the whole time I wore it.

Saint-Germain - ""A man who knows everything and who never dies." Said to have lived for centuries, the Comte de Saint-Germain is truly a man of legend and mystery. He was an aristocrat, master alchemist, adventurer, magician, artist, and seer with a lust for exquisite jewels, and was reputed to have attained knowledge of the Elixer of Life. His knowledge was so vast and all-encompassing that his claim to have lived hundreds of years - he allegedly knew Jesus and was present at the Council of Nicea - was widely accepted as true. He is a Hermetic Magician's hero for the ages, and his scent is an elegant, timeless, truly refined cologne, bold yet classic: gilded amber, hypnotic lavender, brash carnation and deep mosses."

This one was one of the freebies, and surprisingly was a more "typical perfume" type scent that I actually liked in general. I usually go more for the herbals/florals, or sometimes the foodish stuff so far, and don't like typical cologne-type scents. This one however pleased me for some reason. Not enough that I was leaping up and down and immediately ordering a larger bottle but... enough that I'll definitely have to try it again.

Sea of Glass - "Upon the Sea of Glass, glowing with the perfection of spiritual union and the radiance of true wisdom, rests the throne of God. A scent of inimitable purity, crystalline grace, and limitless light."

Not much of a description, but intriguing enough that I wanted to give it a spin, and ordered it as part of my imp selection. It's... um... definitely different. If it needed a new name for some reason, I think I'd call it "Paradox." It's heavy, yet light in some ways. It seems at one sniff to be almost a non-scent, but it's also a very deep scent. It's all in all hard to describe. On the forums I saw a few people mention it as being "aquatic," which is probably the best description. It's what water would smell like, if it really had a scent. Er... I'll stop babbling in my attempts to describe it, now.

Anyhow, I... wasn't thrilled with this scent, but I was intrigued. It's one of those scents that could swing back the other way for me on a few more wearings, or I could just decide that I hate it. But it's definitely interesting.

Desire "The overwhelming agony of passion crystallized into a singularly dark and magnetic blend: bittersweet neroli, black patchouli and black musk, gilded by apple, bergamot, blood red rose, teak, and vanilla."

and also

Envy - "Green herbs slithering through mint, lime and lavender."

The first was one I didn't order, the second, one that I did.

Honestly... neither one sticks in my brain now. Ugh. I think I should have just done like 3 at a time and reported on them then, plus I think part of the problem is that I rushed it too much, and some of the scents may have still lingered from previous try-outs, despite trying to make sure I'd scrubbed my wrist and it was nice and fresh. At any rate, what I did try of these apparently wasn't anything special enough to stick with me. I'll have to give them another spin on their own, another time, and see if I note anything more about them.

Okay, so this try-out was a bit of a wash. -_- Ah well, there's always the next batch, which I'll have to try to do better with...

(Must put in order soon, come to think of it, so I can get that delicious-sounding Gingerbread Poppet before the 15th cuts off the LE orders...)
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